Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri and “Ketupat “

On Sunday, September 20th 2009. All muslims all around the world celebrate the “Idul Fitri”  day ( year 1430 Hijri). It is very happy day for all muslim all around the world after fully one month fasting. In the early morning on that day , all muslims comin to mosque for praying, worshiping the Allah almighty. ” Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar , walillahilhamdu ”  Allah, the only God almighty; Allah, the only God almighty, and every approbation only for Him.

After praying for “sholat hari raya” , there is different way in different place on How muslims celebrate this great day.  In Indonesia, the largest muslim country in the world, this Idul Fitri day is the most celebrated day. Indonesians  enjoy their holidays for one week to celebrate this Idul Fitri. It is one week national holidays in Indonesia. I bet, it is comparebale with new year celebration in China.

During this Idul Fitri days, all muslims in Indonesia looking for forgiveness to one another. They visiting their families, their relatives, their friends to express their humblest apologize. People in urban coming back to their rural where they come from.  On those days, there will be crowded in rurals, and there will be quiet in urbans. This coming home town tradition popularly called as “Mudik”. There will be terrible congestion from cities to villages on those days.

In celebrating Idul fitri days, there is special food cooked only in Idul Fitri days. That special food is what called “ketupat”.  Actually, it is only another rice cooked in coconut leafs package. There is special taste in this kind of rice compared with ordinary cooked rice. Usully it is eaten together with “Opor Ayam”. Chicken cooked in coconut milk. You want to taste it? Just come in my beutiful Indonesia. I am very sure you will be joyful on those days!

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